Rebecca Rebouché Debuts Fall Collection “The Unlikely Naturalist”
“The Unlikely Naturalist”, a Solo Show
October 13, 2012
6:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m.
The collection will also debut online at www.rebeccarebouche.com/blog at the same time, October 13, 2012, 6:00pm CST. Anyone unable to attend the opening will still have access to view the work and reserve pieces by phone in real time with the reception.
View the trailer:
The enchanting collection features 30 new paintings depicting the flora and fauna of Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi in a way that acts as visual metaphors for the stories, themes and characters found in Southern Gothic Literature.
“My goal was to create a mythical world of experience and emotion, both familiar and otherworldly, in the style of the great naturalists I admire,” said Rebouché as she recounts her inspiration for the creative trek through state parks, swamps, rookeries and forests along the Gulf Coast. “This was both a creative and a personal quest to wander freely, paint en plein air, sweat happily, drive alone, sleep anywhere, see further, and learn to be somewhat of an ‘Unlikely Naturalist.’”
A standout piece of this collection is a 12 foot painting of an Alabama Shad on un-stretched canvas. The exaggerated scale of this small river fish becomes a metaphor for pride of place, singular ambition and the “reeling” of emotions just below the surface.
I am honored to represent the Creative South as I grace the cover of my favorite magazine – Garden & Gun! (August/Sept 2012)
During May and June, I spent time traveling to South Africa for inspiration, and then to Los Angeles where I was the guest Artist-in-Residence at Anthropologie at The Grove shopping center. I made 14 paintings in 14 days working in the display window of the store while passers and shoppers looked on. I used my inspirations from South Africa for the body of work which culminated in a show at the store on June 8.
I am now back home in New Orleans, splitting my time between the city and my treehouse studio in the woods. I am currently painting commissions and researching my next collection which will debut as a Solo Show at Tripolo Gallery in Covington, LA in October.
Rebecca Rebouche Studio is hiring! It has been an exciting year for us and we need help. We are looking for talented people to join our team. If you are a smart and creative person with a solid work-ethic who is interested in contributing behind the scenes of a growing brand, we hope you’ll get in touch. Tell us your story and your dreams and send your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, exciting news: My website is getting a new look with updated navigation features! I look forward to debuting the new and improved site at the end of July! Please check back for added content and a more pleasurable online experience.
As always, originals and prints are available for purchase on my etsy shop, and in New Orleans at my showroom, The Beauty Shop.
So many exciting things happening. I hope you’ll stay in touch.
My latest body of work titled “Wonder” debuted on my blog this past weekend and was shown at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
The 40 piece collection has only a few remaining pieces which are available at my corner-store showroom The Beauty Shop.
I will be traveling for the next 2 months to South Africa and Los Angeles. Follow along on my blog.
My product collaborations with Anthropologie continue, so check the blog for new product announcements, and search my last name on Anthropologie.com to see what artful products are available now.
I have Print Tapestries and smaller works available on my etsy shop 24/7.
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I always post new work on my blog first so that’s the best place to find out the latest news from the studio.
If you see a piece on the website that you are interested in, you can always click the price to purchase directly online, or call me in New Orleans at 504-669-8667.
Thanks for your interest.
My product collaborations with Anthropologie are in stores and online! I’m so excited!
My Spring collection sold out in less than a week. Sorry availability is low. New collection comes out October 8.My next show is in New Orleans:
New paintings from somewhere deep in the woods
Saturday October 8, 2011
6:00-9:00pm at “The Beauty Shop”
corner-store showroom. New original paintings plus a preview of Rebouché product line from beloved Anthropologie, cajun lemonade, hot cornbread and music on the corner by the adorable Luke Winslow-King and Esther Rose
Attend virtually on my blog starting Saturday morning. http://rebeccarebouche.blogspo
This show is also the Grand Opening of my new showroom, “The Beauty Shop”, an old salon in a corner-store style building in Uptown New Orleans. Beginning in October, the shop will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00-2:00.
Happy New Year 2011
Upcoming Shows:January 11, 2011 – New Orleans
On January 11th from 6- 8 pm, the Windsor Court will host Rebecca Rebouché as part of its monthly Art Showcase Series. Featuring recent pieces, the showcase will highlight Rebouché’s mixed media paintings in a style she calls Contemporary Folk Art. With support from the Arts Council of New Orleans, the Windsor Court highlights a local artist monthly. Complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be served. RSVP is requested and can be made by calling 504.522.1994.January 19, 2011 – New York City
Beloved national chain Anthropologie hosts an exhibition of works by New Orleans artists for Jan. 19 from 1 to 3 p.m. at its Rockefeller Plaza store in New York City. Called “Beyond the Quarter, the exhibit will feature artists Helene Florence, Kaki Foley, Patsy Grace, Shelley Hesse, Gretchen Howard, Sarah Ashley Longshore, Alexa Pulitzer, Rebecca Rebouche and Jon Schooler.
March 5-6, 2011 – Tampa, FL
I will be showing my work gypset style at the Annual Gasparilla Festival of the Arts in Tampa, FL, where I am the featured poster artist for the event.
Hope to see you at one of these shows!
a journey from a remembered birth to an imagined death using all five sensesThe opening night is Art for Arts Sake on Oct. 2 from 6-9pm.
I will be showing new tree paintings and other worldly delights. I hope you will join me at the gallery for an experience unlike any other you have ever had at a gallery opening. Magical paintings, stitched vernacular, living art, moving pictures, photographic storytelling, music in the backyard, new orleans rum, live bees, blood river honey and more.
Summer in New Orleans has been a hot and lovely mess. I have nearly sold out my latest collection “Lay Your Burden Down” which first debuted at Jazz Fest in April of this year. Any remaining works are on view in my studio.
“Honey Tree” was purchased for the “Saratoga Collection” and will become a part of the public display when the building opens on Loyola in New Orleans. saratoganeworleans.com
“Morning” was included in the aptly named group show “Growing Pains” at LeMieux Gallery on Julia St. for their summer exhibition, curated by Christy Wood.
The cool-kid of magazines GOOD recently did a “New Orleans Issue” and I was lucky enough to be included in the list of contributors, having made an original stitched-word illustration for an article called “A besieged city”.
Summer has been busier than usual with a number of tree commissions and some exciting partnerships I can’t yet mention. I have played and worked hard (as usual) dividing my time between the studio, teaching art to summer camp kiddos, family-tree interviews, painting and deliveries, dinner with friends, the neighborhood pool, the library, gallery openings, road trips and time with family.
A few years ago I was lamenting to a friend about being stuck in my creative process, knowing I had work to do, but no umph to get it done, and she said to me “Rebecca, you can’t always take from the well. You have to fill it.”
Hearing those words out loud created for me an epiphany that has stuck with me since. I feel like ever since then, I have managed to balance taking from the well, and filling it back up. And so, it seems that one body of work leads right into another, one opportunity right to the next.
Keeping with this fluidity (and some lucky stars), I’m very happy to announce that I am at work on my next collection called “Unearthed”, which will debut at my upcoming Solo Show at Sibley Gallery in New Orleans this October. The opening night is Art for Arts Sake on Oct. 2 from 6-9pm. I will be showing new tree paintings and other worldly delights. Expect a journey from a remembered birth to an imagined death using all five senses. Please join me on the journey. I will be updating my blog during this production phase with bits and pieces from the growing body of work, until the big night where I hope you will join me at the gallery for an experience unlike any other you have ever had at a gallery opening. Magical paintings, stitched vernacular, living art, moving pictures, photographic storytelling, music in the backyard, farm-food, local drink, living favors and more.
In the meantime, I will be heading out of town for a mini-residency in Chicago in September. I’m taking the train with a suitcase full of paint and thread. Check my blog and facebook to tag along virtually.
Jazz Fest 2010
Most of you know that I am in the deep end of my painting production for one of my biggest shows of the year: Jazz Fest. I will be showing at the acclaimed festival again this year (last year was my first appearance and I received the award for Best of Show). I am honored to be a part of the loud hot mess that is the fest and so excited i could pee my pants. But there is so much to be done that I have secluded myself to painting hibernation. Which is why in these last few weeks I will call on you to follow along and count down to the big day, on my blog. Stay tuned for updates and sneak-peeks from my studio where it’s like the shoemaker and the elf (except I’m both:) Here are some photos of new paintings, and private moments in the studio. As I did last year, there will be a pre-release of new work on my blog a few days before the big show. If anything strikes you where it counts, call me about pre-purchasing 504-669-8667.
Here are the details:
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
Contemporary Crafts (near the blues tent)
First Weekend only April 23-25
Showcasing over 30 new paintings including trees and whimsy
It is ten years since I graduated high school. Six years since I graduated college. Two years since I started my business. Sixteen months since my first solo show.
The new year always seems to make you put those notches on the pole.
I’m working on new work in the cold winter studio. Current inspirations include: underground, bare limbs, birds in flight, petals, pears, puddles, worms, wings, wonderlands, hair, braids, blooms, overlapping, distance, burial, planting, piling, wrapping, unraveling, counting, coloring-in.
I’m introducing a new project called “The Year of Believing”!!
I will release one limited edition print each month in the year 2010. Each is limited to an edition of 5. They are available for $100 each, and only during the month of it’s release. I hope you enjoy starting your “Year of Believing” collection. Each month’s artwork will strive to be a gentle reminder that Belief is a feeling and that feeling is a choice. Choose to believe in yourself, in the world, in something magical and wondrous, and see what happens when you believe. I know that’s what I need right now. I’m hoping others will find what they need somewhere in these 12 pieces. I look forward to sharing them with the world, one by one.
Updates include Dream Trees, a 30 foot braid, and the last circus of 2009. I just showed my work in a pop-up gallery in downtown Covington, LA last weekend. This week I’m back in New Orleans, making deliveries, hosting studio visits, and making new work. I’m updating my etsy shop often during this holiday season, and looking for the perfect space to show the braid piece. If you are a gallery that is interested in showing the braid, please contact me. If you are a customer who is interested in seeing my available works, please contact me for a studio visit. Thanks for checking in. Bon November!
I’m in the studio working on a new body of inspired work. Today is the first day that feels like fall and hopeful. I’ll be showing here and there in the New Orleans area for Fall and hosting studio visits at my studio Uptown. I’m currently accepting commissions for tree paintings and other works. Feel free to contact me to discuss a commission or schedule a studio visit.
I will be showing upwards of 20 NEW paintings and stitch pieces at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival this year. I am showing second weekend only (April 30-May 3). That’s four solid days of good music, food, and new paintings from the Rebouche Studio. For best selection, pop in my booth early on Thursday. Look for me in the Contemporary Crafts area with my usual circus-tent style booth. or, Request an opportunity to pre-purchase via internet or a studio visit.
Sorry this little post is so short. I’m tying loose ends as I type.
Hope to see you out there!
A quick note about upcoming shows:
I WILL be showing my artwork at the Art Market of New Orleans this Saturday, January 31, 2009 at Palmer Park (corner of Claiborne and Carrollton). 10am – 4pm. Look for me under the big tree near the center stage.
I just found out that I WILL be showing at Jazz Fest this year! If you are reading this from afar, you might consider a trip down to New Orleans for one of the most famous and unforgettable of southern experiences. I’ll be out there second weekend: April 30 – May 3, 2009, in the Contemporary Crafts Area (near Blues and Gospel, appropriately
it’s that time of year again…
The Gras (as I call it) is near. costumes, king cakes, parades. all manner of revelry will ensue.
AND as always:
Tune in to my blog for all the latest and greatest info, musings, what I had for breakfast, show-updates, sales in the shop, and general thoughts and ideas. If you’re into that sort of thing. (and lets face it, these days, who isn’t?)
I have exciting news to share! This month (august), I am the featured artist for Rare magazine.
Rare is an Austin-based arts and culture magazine that’s published each month chock full of glossy colorful happenings, cool people, good eats, and general aliveness in Austin, TX (a place I called home for a bit).
The feature is any artist’s dream, including my art on the cover and on 10 full pages throughout, a playful pic of me (shot in New Orleans at Slim Goodies), and a sweet full-page write-up. Thank you to Rare for the awesome feature!
All artwork in the magazine (plus some) will be on display and for sale at the opening on Aug. 23 at Montage Clothings on North Loop in Austin.
If you’re in the Austin area, come on out to Montage on Aug. 23 for sweet art and earth-friendly fashions, circus-tent dressing rooms, hula hoops, projected style show in the courtyard, refreshing tonics, and music to move you.
Anyone not in the Austin area who is interested in purchasing a piece from the magazine, just email me! email@example.com
Art Fair at Jackson Hole – July 18-20, 2008
Miller Park, Jackson Hole, WY
Monday, July 7, 2008
Between my show in Des Moines and my show in Denver, I had about a week, 700 miles, and I needed to make some more paintings. SO, a room at a Days Inn in Paxton, Nebraska became my studio for 3 days. It turned out to be a haven of perfect road-living, art-making nothingness. A cheap hotel room with a mini-fridge, microwave, and wifi, with a gas station in front, a pond on the side, barbeque pits, and open air… what more could I want?It’s difficult to describe the serene beauty of Paxton, Nebraska. Flat corn fields, backdropped by mountain-like hills, wheat-fields calmly waving in the wind, one grocery store, one main street, not much else.
June 30, 2008
I only have a hot second to write a post. This train keeps movin. I’m heading out of Des Moines today, en route to Denver for my next show, the Cherry Creek Art Festival.
The first leg of this trip was awesome! We tent-camped at State Parks along the way of a drawn out three-day drive to Des Moines. The Art Show was a success with big sales and great people.
June 23, 2008
Pack up the truck boys, we’re headin for Iowa!
After a brief re-fueling break in nola, I hit the road again today.
This week I will be en route to Des Moines, IA for a show this weekend.
Our hearts go out to the lovely people in the surrounding area who are trying to dry out and recover from devastating flooding (we know what that’s like).
For more info on the show, here’s the fest site: http://www.desmoinesartsfestival.org/
and of course, stay tuned to tha blog for pics and stories from the road, and fresh new work as soon as it comes out the oven (ahem… my brain).
May 29, 2008
a QUICK HELLO!!! Hello world. Hello friends.
EXCITING: Last New Orleans Show before I take this show on the road for the summer: THIS SATURDAY, May 31 – ART MARKET of New Orleans – Palmer Park (corner of carrollton and claiborne) Click here for map and directions.
Other News: Austin Show added to the Tour! Mark your calendars Austinites and other special guests – Aug. 23 – Montage Clothings – North Loop. Look forward to: sweet art things on canvas and paper, smart eco-fashion, projected style show in the courtyard, circus-tent dressing rooms, hula-hoops, refreshing tonics and music to move you. yes yes. End summer on a high (and earth-friendly) note! More info to come!
April 30, 2008
I’ll be showing at Wednesday at the Square today (5:00-7:30pm). Looking forward to a grape snowball and some Pine Leaf Boys and Marcia Ball. I have new postcards with show schedule on back! Come pick one up at my tent. See you there.
April 22, 2008
I have just returned from showing my work in Chattanooga, TN this past weekend. Thanks to all the fine folks up there who came out to the 4-Bridges Art Festival. We had a great time and even met some new artist-friends. Thanks to everyone who signed my mailing list.
On the homefront: I’ll be showing at Wednesday at the Square tomorrow! Looking forward to Big Sam and Dirty Dozen. See you out there!